Two militant associates held in Awantipora: Police

Srinagar, Jan 17: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested two militant associates in Awantipora and recovered explosive material from their possession.

Besides, Police in Kulgam produced chargesheet against a militant associate under UAPA before NIA court Anantnag.

A police spokesman in a statement said, “Based on specific input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and CRPF have arrested two militant associates linked with JeM identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone, son of Gh. Rasool of Naristan Tral and Shakeel Ahmad Malik @Abu Dujana, son of Gh Mohammad of NoorPora Awantipora. Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession.”

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo were working as militant associates of JeM and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active militant in Tral and Awantiprora areas. Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan based self-styled militant commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join militant ranks. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated.”


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